Since the outbreak of COVID-19, uncertainty has been the predominant factor in the global economic landscape, making the situation for many companies and organizations more complex than it was before.
This situation of uncertainty, however, should be seen as an opportunity to take advantage of existing resources and to rely on innovation as a lever for recovery.
For SMEs and startups that want to do so, the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 will be a period full of opportunities to promote their projects and ideas, as numerous funding programmes are currently being launched within the European framework.
From the IoT Next Club, we share some of these with you below:
NGIoT Open Calls:
- IoT NGIN: Closing on 30th December 2021. Looking for IoT devices manufacturers, software and FPGA/soft core SMEs offering open interfaces and access to their IoT systems or embedding IoT-NGIN extensions and/or porting IoT software components to FPGA/soft core.
- ASSIST-IoT: Closing on 28th February 2022. Addressed to European SMEs and startups, research and academia entities and innovators to provide new services/devices/innovations in the scope of one of the three pilots of the project (Port automation, Smart safety for workers, and Cohesive vehicle monitoring and diagnostics).
Closing on 20th January 2022. Addressed to European SMEs & startups to develop building blocks and applications for new AI algorithms/services and small-scale experiments (Prototypes) to address the developments and implementation of technology and systems applicable to specific cross-sectorial Challenges within the Energy sector.
Closing on 31st December 2021. Selecting up to 10 SME-centered experiments focused on developing new AI solutions, to extend the AI4EU platform. DIHs will provide support to SMEs to test and experiment.